War and Peace Early Music Magazine review 27/03/10‏

War and Peace was giv­en 4 out of 5 stars by Ear­ly Music Mag­a­zine:

War and Peace is the debut record­ing from The Oboe Band, a quar­tet of ear­ly music spe­cial­ists formed in 2005 “to revive the once huge­ly pop­u­lar ensem­ble of baroque oboes and bas­soon from the time of the Restora­tion”. Con­sist­ing of inti­mate cham­ber music, music for the table, the­atre music and pieces for out­door enter­tain­ment, this CD gives the lis­ten­er a chance to hear exam­ples of reper­toire from the oboe band’s many and var­ied roles, clear­ly demon­strat­ing the many facets of the oboes’ char­ac­ter from the “pure and plan­gent” to the “brave and spright­ly”. MB